Bali: Sekala & Niskala: Sekala & Niskala by Fred B. Eiseman PDF

By Fred B. Eiseman

ISBN-10: 0804840989

ISBN-13: 9780804840989

"The top e-book on Bali for the intense visitor…Has the freshness of non-public experience."—Dr. Hildred Geertz, writer of Kinship in Bali and Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University

In Bali, what you see—sekala—is a colourful international of rite, ritual, dance, and drama. What you do not see what's occult—niskala—is the doctrine underlying the pageants, the code underlying the rites, and the magic underlying the dance. during this booklet, writer Fred Eiseman explores either tangibles and intangibles within the realm of Balinese faith, ritual, and appearing arts.

The essays accrued right here subject matters starting from Hindu mythology to trendy gamelan tune. Eiseman's process is that of a devoted reporter in love together with his subject—he has the information and endurance to give an explanation for the near–infinite diversifications of the Balinese calendar, and but he's nonetheless moved by way of the majesty of the good Eka Dasa Rudra rite. The author's 28 years event at the island exhibits, and this e-book rewards shut reading—even through the main pro scholars of Balinese culture.

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